Posted on: Sunday, August 24, 2003
TOURISM IN HAWAI'I: A QUARTERLY REPORT
At a glance
Illustrations by Greg Taylor The Honolulu Advertiser
Low fares coupled with the waning effects of Sept. 11, war and SARS are making for a strong domestic tourism recovery, especially for the Neighbor Islands.
Renewed hope from Japan
Signs from across the Pacific are more positive than they have been for months, but when will significant numbers of Japanese return?
Visitor construction gaining ground
Building of hotel and time-share units is on the rise again, and pressure for hotel upgrades is also contributing to the activity.
Wakiki pushes for renewal
Hurt by the decline in Japanese tourism, the state's most popular destination looks to reinvent itself.
Mainland flights driving the rebound
It's been a happy end-of-summer for the airlines, but Hawai'i is looking to sustain the numbers in fall and 2004.
Hawai'i battling for business meetings
Asia and marketing to executives may offer Hawai'i its best opportunities to book conventions and meetings against stiff competition.
China's tourism presents an opening
With the Japanese slump far from over, Hawai'i eyes are turning to the potential of the Chinese market.